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We always called this movie the RKO Republic and it was on a triangle shaped piece of land. You are right for across the street (1st street) was the Republic bagel company. As I can remember the movie was bounded by Keap, Grand & Borinquen place (spelling). It was a very nice movie house showing first run movies. There was a grand staircase leading up to the two upper levels on the left side as you entered after the lobby. There were several boxes on both sides of the theater as well as the mezzanine and lodge (the smoking section)
I remember the Lindy well. Locally we called it “The dumps” Not very comfortable seats, only two aisles going down to the screen. Showed really old movies. (late 40s – early 50s)
I remember going to Saturday movies at the Graham. There was no balcony, just the projectionists area. I remember the movie matron in a white outfit carrying a gigantic 6 cell flashlight constantly telling us to be quite. Good old days (late 40s & early 50s) watching two westerns, a whole slew of cartoons and a serial chapter.